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Nov 12, 2012 11:35pm EST
with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly, a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife holly. kelly received
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
the sum of our individual ambitions. >> we will get to the campaign d mittomney in a minute, but john listen to what boehner said after the election. your. president, this is ment. we are ready to be led. not as democra or republicans, but as americans. let's rise above the this function and do the right thing for our country. >> later john maynard told diane mostr he ishe personbable, responsible dianen boehner told mostr he is the personble, responsible presidentn and the knows that. and he knows that he and john can work together. -- john boehner can work tother. end of the year. will we ach a compromise before then, charles? a i do not thinink it will be comprehensive compromise. tohthink they will be able patch something together. tohink they will be able reformn it true tax sometime next year. someththing along the lines the obama appointed. i think they will get past the cliff. if he insists raising rates, he will be stymied. >> what is the message? >> it is a mixed message. i think we all agree the presidente of the taxesessage is we raise on those earning over $250,000. mitt
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am EST
and the david petraeus scandal. >> the top dollar not dennis staunton general john allen so in the spot light leading to questions reaching the top general john allen is also in the spotlight. >> they are expected to agree on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal as the search for answers continues for the first time we see the woman at the center of it all paula eating and drinking behind closed doors of her brothers tom and washington, d.c. this as the scandal seems to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very high of general john allen and the job he has done in. >> issue of support from the white house, -- officials uncovered thousands of what they called potentially inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and a jill kelly the woman who sparked the investigation. general allan says he did nothing wrong. >> until he proves otherwise i did nothing inappropriate. >> will those involved in the case have been quiet in a 911 call, jill says she needs diplomatic protection because she is honorary coun
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Nov 13, 2012 11:35pm EST
powerful men in america. >> a murder in paradise, a search for john mcafee, the man who invented anti-virus software protecting millions of computers. a strange tale of a millionaire on the run. >>> and why were these american heroes sitting ducks in one of the deadliest attacks of the afghanistan war? we go behind the battle and unravel the mystery of the outpost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really its who has helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her destrakttracto harsh saying she is a social climbing bored socialite. in the c
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
thousands of e-mails. describe as flirtatious between jill kelley and john allen. missed all of this alan's will promotion has been put on hold. across the president thinks very high of general john allen and things very height of the job he has done in afghanistan. >> now john allen denies any wrongdoing. leon panetta says the people should not come to any conclusions that there was any misconduct or any wrongdoing. meanwhile, we understand at the confirmation on capitol hill for his possible successor if he is promoted will go ahead on thursday. reporting live, brianne carter abc 7 news. >> thank you. is 5:04. let us turn to the. >> showdown. president obama meeting with business leaders today to discuss the economy as well as the deficit. the democrats and on orthodox ideas for dealing with the cliff. they are proposing to let the government go over it temporarily in order to give the party more bargaining leverage for changes later on. if the deal is not reached by december 31, massive tax hikes and program cuts will kick in and could spark another recession. today we will find out if
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
described as flirtatious between kelley and general john allen. amidst all of this allen's possible promotion to become nato supreme scommander has been put on hold. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country, as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> and speaking of that job in afghanistan, he's expected to stay in that post. meanwhile, allen has denied any wrongdoing. we do understand that the confirmation hearing that was scheduled for thursday for a possible successor there for allen in afghanistan if, in fact he gets promoted is expected to continue as scheduled. again, the president could address all of this at his press conference later this afternoon. reporting live on capitol hill brianne carter abc 7 news. >> brianne, thanks so much. to help you follow the petraeus scandal, we have a special photo gallery on our website, where we identify all the key players. you can go to wjla.com and access it there. >> we're expecting a big decision today on capitol hill. we expect to found out if
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
america's top commander in afghanistan. >> general john allen is under investigation for sending what could be tens of thousands of unappropriate documents at the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had the affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus, the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general
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Nov 13, 2012 2:35am EST
and foremost. >>> yeah, secretary of defense, leon panetta and the president agreed, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 2010. >> again, the tipping point may have been when petraeus according to all accounts, really crafted relationships with the media, was well aware of his image. high profile, very powerful man, and yet, when you came done to writing his official biography, he asked a woman to do it who had never writ in a book before. perhaps looking as this thing moves on, a telltale moment into what was really going on here. says a lot. >> everyone around him they were concerned with the types of access that she was getting. apparently more than we thought it was. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am EST
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
the bw parkway. john gonzalez has been there all morning. it seems similar to what happened at the taco bell and the columbia. have a police commented on any blank? >> you are right. police have not officially confirmed these are very similar in nature. two managers shot. the first happen sunday morning at the top john boehner in columbia, and the shooting here early this morning at the wal- mart being described as a commercial armed robbery. the suspect you are left evidence. >> i heard about the shooting on the radio while i was dri >> imagine the terrifying ride as she came to pick up her son who works at the walmart overnight. a drive she makes every day but on the statius emotional. >> it doesn't give me a good feeling right now. >> were some along with other employees and customers were inside the store when a 28 year old manager was accosted by a lone gunman. the masked gunman demanded cash and forced the manager outside and shot him once in the chest and then police made a startling discovery not far from here. >> there was a vehicle and the area, we are treating that as a possi
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> they are looking into e-mails that john allen woman that triggered investigation. >> a lot to sort out. general john allen, the united states commander in afghanistan is now being linked to this ended davidn that career with the cia. >> general john allen the top united states commander in now undern is investigation for allegedly sending in a corporate e-mails the woman who triggered the .esignation of david latest twist in this now scandal after spending of paula, theome who david had an affair with. left this morning with d computer. to abc news, the search comes up to the fbi thousands of e-mails and paula d. telling the affair. >> am sure both of them look transpiredt has now realize they have both made biggest mistakes of their lives. >> is not investigation that now was the fbi facing scrutiny. lawmakers want to know why there the probeold about when theo began.gation fbi, they call it a preliminary investigation. they realize that he had caught in this. caused them to take it the way through. >> now the fbi says they are cringing a timeline to present to capitol hill that happened and w
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
. john gonzalez during those from out of the courthouse. >> cynnÉ and steve, won a court house down, one to go for kwame brown. he has been sentenced moments ago. he was sentenced to one day in jail followed by six months home detention with an ankle bracelet followed by supervised probation for two years. the sentencing will begin as soon as he is sentenced at a d.c. superior court later this afternoon. this for a campaign finance charge. the judge made it clear that kwame brown will remain in custody of united states marshals today and will not be released before the sentencing. brown did break down as saying he is truly sorry for his or contact. and words cannot express thewhat he is feeling. when he spoke of his children, that is when he began to cry. of course, kwame is being said today on a federal bank charge. back in june, he amended that he lied and forged signatures to get a personal loan. he then stepped down as the chairman. these loans were more than $160,000. and another loan, a separate loan for a vote. the prosecutor who was asking for six days in prison so that everyone
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
talked about raising taxes on those making more than $250,000. but john boehner says raising taxes is unacceptable from a possibility of a federal fiscal crisis. bob mcdonnell will be working to find a way to trim the budget. president obama also making major changes to his cabinet. several cabinet members expected to leave. some of these include hillary clinton, leon panetta, timothy geithner, eric holder and ray lahood. and a d.c. council hearing today. it would allow the city to use d.c. tax dollars without the approval of congress. tom davis expected to testify. >> a man -- 31-year-old oscar pleaded guilty thursday to sexual abuse charges. police say he admitted assaulting four woman last august. he faces up to two years in jail when sentenced next week. >> 6:33. but as look around montgomery county. maryland family pleading for help to find a hit and run a driver. this man was hit and critically injured when crossing the street. this and delphi. they told him the car that hit him was involved in a street race and kept on going. >> they hit him they ran the. and i just want to
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
ordered an investigation into the man with one of the most high-profile military jobs. >> general john allen, a top commander in afghanistan, is now under investigation for sending in appropriate e-mails to the woman who triggered the resignation of david patreaus. fbi agents left early this warning with files, boxes, and a computer. the search comes after the fbi discovered thousands of e-mails between roswell and patreaus. >> i am sure both of them look back and realize they both made the biggest mistake of their life. >> it is now that the investigation that has the fbi facing scrutiny. lawmakers want to know why there were not told about the probe months ago when the investigation began. the fbi called it a preliminary investigation. that really caused them to take it all the way through. >> allen was nominated back and neck over by president obama. that nomination now on hold. he will remain in his post in afghanistan. >> think you. the senate foreign relations committee holds a closed-door hearing on the attack on the consulate in benghazi libya. the u.s. ambassador, chris steven
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
, and their fathers including mine. there was so many sawyer who repaired the saber jets. john frances who supported the fighting group. and then there was gloria moore's older brother who died in a plane crash over the pacific. he was looking for men lost at sea. in pride and gratitude we remember. connecting to our past with only a click or two. but it took richard his whole life to visit washington, d.c.'s memorials. >> sempler fy. >> and to have endured for his family and his nation, we say thank you. >> i'm proud that i served for my country. >> we've got to wonder what service men of war's past would think of things like the internet let alone facebook and twitter. during wartime they most commonly communicated with pencil and paper. >> thank you. and if you have a photo of a vet that you would like to share with us we are creating a photo g make sure they are in uniform and tell us something about them. >> we certainly lucked out on the weather on this vearneds but changes are heading our way. >> we could enjoy this even org should enjoy
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to korea. >> they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my walk since it's invilible. >> reporter: and lawmakers are demanding answers. when fbi officials brief them later this morning, they are expected to lay out how they handled this case and make it clear there were no politics involved. rob and
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
to deliver a piece order. john gonzalez joins us with reaction from the community. >> the deputy came to the neighborhood, this riverdale neighborhood of around 7:30 p.m. in the evening and woman who lives in the home behind as witnessed her own son's death. police say here is how it happens. >> the sometimes dangerous task of serving papers to a home proved just that. the prince george's county sheriff's office says one of the deputies was observing a temporary protective order when things quickly turn for the worse. >> all that law enforcement personnel attended dangerous. >> initially a deputy was invited in by the woman. officer was there to deliver the order to%. moments later the son stepped out of the room with a gun pointed at the deputy. the deputy fired one shot, killing the armed man. >> it is frightening to know somebody died here on our street. >> investigators say it is too early of the dispute and is not saying why the peace order of issues -- was issued, but sometimes law enforcement gets caught in the middle. >> i know they put their lives on the line every day. very
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
to the nation. president obama and house speaker john boehner say they are willing to work with the other to prevent deep spending cuts which could send the country back into a recession. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach and that means askingthe wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> i think it's important for us to come to an agreement with the president. but this is his opportunity to lead. >> and as you know the big issues separating the two parties remains tax cuts. the spokesman says mr. obama will veto any legislation extending tax cuts for or more. boehner says he remains unwilling to raise taxes on the wealthy saying it will hurt small business owners. next week, their first post election negotiations. >> local relief efforts in the wake of super storm sandy have intensified tonight ten days after sandy hit. a fairfax county group is trying to keep the -- help fill the needs of millions in new york and new jersey. live in mcclain loo more on this mission of mercy. >> i can t
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
. >> and a new twist, the pentagon now says that the top american commander in afghanistan donald john allen is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails. kelly the florida woman that triggered the investigation that forced him to resign. they are reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents involved. john allen denies any wrongdoing. agents by nearly five hours at the home of impala broadwell this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e- mails between her and him detailing the affair. >> and his universe this moral failing is unacceptable and renders them on worthy of continuing this position. >> you can do it for the summer. part of an fbi investigation that began after joe kelly received threatening e-mails she believed or from -- >> this caused them to take all the way through to see what they had a. >> basis yet classified material on your computer which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from him. no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to k
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
to ruin the of a four-star general. >> john allen says he wants to questions related to this investigation. i agentow know the fb isked off the investigation the counterterrorism investigator in the tampa office. so began the investigation that down to well- respected generals. he seems willing to make sure not end in the same way. announced through an s to fullye plan cooperate with the .nvestigation as of now, at his boss stands behind him. he has my continued o lead our forces. >> investigators look into what as aeen described flirtatious e-mails between he kelley. the fbi is pouring through dozens of documents taken from house.ell's >> we do not have all of the in permission yet. i have a lot of confidence in the fbi. probably to be expected. there is a lot riding on what her statement is going to be. >> paula broadwell held a high security clearance. that has been suspended pending outcome of the investigation. >> we have learned through a federal law enforcement official send e-la broadwell to other senior military officials besides general petraeus. these e-mails are characterized a
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
how i body ended up there are burning car. john gonzalez live at the scene with what he is learned overnight. >> quite a mystery this morning. the discovery was found between the high school in the northeast d.c. the fire department was called out around 10:00 p.m. last night. a car on fire. when their arrived not only did they find the burning car, about 200 feet from the road, but they also got a body next to it. the homicide unit called out immediately to investigate. right now it is only being subscribed -- described as a suspicious death. also near dorms near gallaudet university. the body was removed. we are not sure if it is a female or male. right now police are still investigating how this person ended up dead. reporting live, john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> thank you. it is sentencing day for jared lee loughner. gabrielle giffords and her husband plan to be there in the courtroom. six people were killed, 13 more injured in a rampage at a shopping center. some of those victims plan to comment today, including a woman whose words will not be aimed at jared lee loughner. >> i
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Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
exclusive. we sit down with the country's most powerful republican, house speaker john boehner. facing a critical deadline. will he and the president finally make a deal? or will this country fall off a cliff of huge tax increases and a new recession? everyone has said, a disaster is looming. >>> face to face. gabby giffords is there as the man who shot her is sentenced. her husband, mark kelly, tells us what was going through their minds. >>> freezing over. the families in the storm zone, hud. ing in blanketsing a they're hit with another storm. >>> and band of brothers. our bob woodruff, standing up for heroes tonight. the healing power of rock and roll. ♪ >>> good evening once again from washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is sticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and bus
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
for petraeus, general john allen, is also surrounded in scandal. >> suddenly, there is a lot more riding on this investigation. two commanders are under the microscope. petraeus is out as cia director. he replaced david petraeus in afghanistan. he is alongside him in this scandal. general john allen, 48 hours from confirmation, saw his hearings put on hold. >> you're going to watch this closely. -- we are going to watch this closely. >> the allegations that he sent hundreds of supposedly flirtatious, inappropriate e- mails to jill kellie, the same woman who sparked the petraeus investigation. allen has denied wrongdoing. >> i know she is a good mother and a good wife. i know what ever it was was a conspiracy. >> for the first time today, the white house's take on the timing of it all. the president was not informed until friday. >> the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation. >> the white house -- made evident by the search of paula broadwell's house overnight. people arewe will talk about that. there's still plenty of chatter on capitol hill about the
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Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
john allen, entrusted with nothing less than winding down the nation's war in afghanistan. you should know at any given moment there are fewer than 50 four-star generals around the globe for the united states, and they are the elite of the elite. tonight, two of the most formidable, one active duty, one retired, are in the heat of the spotlight and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: a
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding generalf american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the f
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell abc news, that the vast number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelly, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen, she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director, has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the attack in benghazi,
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
are trying to figure out our body ended up near a burning car. >> bizarre situation. john gonzalez has been following this and has more from the scene. >> a true mystery has left this neighborhood wondering what happened behind this school. >> it seems like foul play. >> the fire department was called to the area off of brentwood park way. when they arrived they found a man's body. >> i am very concerned. i do what here every day. >> somehow this said and ended up in this ditch. from the looks of the tire marks, it became -- it came from behind the high school. neighbors said this area is dark and the evening. and has had problems with prostitution and drugs in the past. >> people come back in this area. >> the city's major crush unit was at the scene moments later but the homicide unit was also called. school officials cannot comment in this afternoon. but detectives will more than likely be reviewing security cameras here. when the camera seems to estero directly towards the area where the car and body were found. -- seem to affect steer directly toward the area where the car and the body
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Nov 11, 2012 9:30am EST
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
. >> a second grade teacher and her husband died in the blast. for more on the investigation, here's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations burnted out roofs, jarred by explosion so intense that at least two people are dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, house blown in. >> reporter: this neighborhood was rocked from their beds as a blast ignited two homes and ignited several others. many in pajamas clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house, i heard people screaming. all i could think of, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. so i just ran in, not even thinking, me and andrew here, and pulled them out as fast as we could. >> reporter: investigators are now combing through the rubble looking for clues. >> so far, the survey has indicated that there are no gas leaks in the area. however, we've got a lot more investigation to do. >> whantsd so puzzling to investigators that they say in the days before the blast, there were no repo
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Nov 14, 2012 2:35am EST
man who once had it all. john mcafee made a fortune. >> now police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. but he fears he could be the next victim. abc's matt guttman reports from belize. >> reporter: john mcafee is now becoming synonymous with drugs, paranoia and mysterious murder of mcafee's murder, greg fall, overnight saturday here in belize. mcafee is on the run telling wired magazine he has drastically changed his appearance. >> reporter: police tell abc news, the 67-year-old is a person of interest and is now being hunted by police even american officials still investigating the scene of the crime. >> when the police arrived at his property, he saw them coming and he hid. he in fact says that he dug himself into the sand and put a cardboard box over his head. but he is convinced if the police catch him, the police will kill him. >> reporter: the island, of palm shaded sand in the caribbean, accessible by puddle jumpers, so intimate everybody knows everybody. shane mccann was one of the first on the scene. >> he had a gunshot wound to the back of his head
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
delivery in the mail, power bills. abc's john schriffen has the latest from hicksville, long island. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is day two of the gas restrictions in new york city and here on long island. to give you an idea how fast this gas is going, just a few minutes ago, they put this sign on this pump, no more gas. five out of the eight pumps at this station, drivers are telling us that the lines continue to wrap around the corner, more than an hour long. and they're only getting longer. but if you think these drivers are frustrated, meet the people here on long island who still don't have power. >> you're a liar. >> you're a liar. >> reporter: look out for the torches and pitch forks because the residents on long island are beyond angry. going on nearly two weeks with no power. now, turning on their elected officials. >> they are all working to make things better. there is not -- >> reporter: in this region, there are still hundreds of thousands without power. one of the biggest offenders, the long island power authority. to put it mildly, life has been unresponsiv
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
homes destroyed. abc's john schriffen is on the story. john, good morning. >> reporter: our affiliate is now reporting at least two people are dead, eight others injured. the blast rocked the neighborhood when many were asleep. forced to quickly grab their pets and flee in their pajamas. authorities have been using searchlights going door to door to see if the number of victims will grow. those at the scene said it looked like a war zone. a deafening explosion late saturday night, left this quiet suburban neighborhood up in flames. two houses leveled. two others set ablaze d more than 200 people forced from their homes. the scene, collapsed walls and metal from cars melted. the blast could be heard from miles around. compelling neighbors to jump into action. >> as soon as i got to the house and i heard those people screaming, all i could think was, these people need to get out. >> reporter: the shock waves blew out windows and garage doors of nearby houses. many damaged by flying debris. >> as soon as you go outside it was like it was snowing. insulation falling down from the sky. the
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
, a tour of the scene, but first tonight, abc's john schriffen with the newest clues. authorities speaking just moments ago. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations, burnt-out roofs, surrounded by pieces of homes scattered everywhere. an explosion so intense at least two people are now dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, houses completely leveled, nothing left. >> reporter: late last night this suburban commune till outside of indianapolis was rocked from their beds when a blast obliterated two homes and ignited several others. nearly 200 people were forced to quickly flee into the streets, many wearing pajamas, clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> when i got to the house, i heard people screaming, the only thing i could think of is, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. i just ran in, without even thinking, me an andrew here and just pulled them out. >> reporter: investigators are combing through the rubble, looking for clues. >> so far, survey is indicated there are
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
business. john gonzalez is live at the location with more. >> this manager still fighting for his life. he was flown to baltimore shock trauma in critical condition. this is the taco bell where he is the manager and has been for some time, we understand. he was shot multiple times walking back from this exxon in the same privileges the couple of feet away. happened around 1:00 a.m. sunday morning. the drive-through here at the top go bell restaurant is closed on weekends until 4:00 a.m. and the money. police do not know why this happened. they're trying to figure out if it is a random attack or attempted robbery. but the manager is fighting for his life. the neighbor, the residence tell us they are shocked because this is a county that only sees about two or three homicides a year. they are hoping this does not turn into the next one. more details on exactly what happened. we understand the manager was at the exxon buying something. he was walking back when police say he was ambushed. this morning police are looking for two men. they are going through surveillance video at the shopping cen
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Nov 9, 2012 12:00am EST
love affairs with two famous men. one of them being patrick swayze, one of them being john that voeal. >> can i just clarify? they were not sexual affairs. >> jimmy: that's the part i'm curl use about. >> i'm a little curious about that myself. >> jimmy: how do you have a nonsexual affair with someone? >> i didn't say the word affair, ever. someone interviewed me and then they -- >> jimmy: you charged them to see their penises? >> i did. but they were a lot smarter and they took the dime. no, i did not -- it wasn't sexual. it was -- you know, john travolta is and has remained one of my best friends for almost 25 years, 26 years. >> jimmy: this is before he was married to kelly preston. >> i was married. i fell in love with him. >> jimmy: while you were making "look who's talking." did you fall in love with each other? >> i would say it was even steven. and, you know, that's not a good thing to do. the only good part of it is, i didn't turn it into a sexual relationship, which is really good because for me, you know, if i have sex with someone, i have to marry them. >> jimmy: uh-huh. >
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
for democrats, a humbled speaker of the house, john boehner, struck a conciliatory tone. after keeping control of the house, but losing seats. he signaled a possible willingness to compromise on taxes and extended an olive branch to the president. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: rush limbaugh almost seemed at a loss of words when describing the republican defeat. >> i went to bed last night thinking, we're outnumbered. i went to bed last night thinking we lost the country. >> reporter: as returns were still rolling in, sarah palin seemed stunned. >> unfortunately, we know what we will get with four more years of obama. this really is a catastrophic setback to our economy. it's a perplexing time for many of us right now. >> reporter: in high-profile races from the top on down, it was a night of republican concession speeches. >> i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> things don't always tur
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
, fights breaking out. >>> an abc news exclusive. house speaker john boehner draws a line in the sand two days after the election. saying any tax increase would be unacceptable. the standoff, now, already set, as the president gets surprisingly emotional. >> i'm really proud of all of you. >> in this brand-new footage, released overnight. >>> armed and dangerous. the massive manhuntor the bank robber called the ak-47 bandit. now, caught on tape, holding up banks across the west with an automatic rifle. police racing to track him down before he strikes again. >>> and the surprising revelation from the woman we all know from the dance floor. brooke burke charvet's surprising diagnose. the mother of four's new health battle. >>> always nice to see that we are well-protected here in times square. good morning, everyone. robin is on the mend. elizabeth vargas is back. and, boy, so much anger building up here in the northeast. tens of thousands, now, day 11 without power. the utility companies are under fire for that. and gas is still so hard to find for so many who need it. >> 77% of fuel stat
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barriers here to sitting down and beginning to work through this process. >> reporter: but they don't come to a resolution, beginning january 1st, the economy could be thrown back into recession. and households making $70,000 a year, could see their taxes increase over $4,000. the president said he is open to new ideas. and if republicans have a way to raise taxing on the wealthy without raising rates, he wouldn't slam the door on them. george? >> the dancing begins. jon, thanks very much. >>> let's get to josh and th
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Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
and soon the president will speak about the so-called fiscal cliff. that is just about an hour away, john? >> that's right. the fiscal cliff could cause the economy to shrink and destroyed hundreds of thousands of jobs. the question is, can the lame- duck congress prevent that from happening? the terms fiscal cliff is not a household word yet, but give it a few days. it could mean another recession and a jump in the unemployment rate. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. >> the president will address attempt to cut the federal deficit by half a billion dollars by next fall. >> according to ernst and young raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 jobs in our country. >> with no bipartisan agreement, laws that to change could mean an end to tax breaks for business. democrats will not raise taxes on -- >> i have a spouse who is underemployed. i have one that will be graduating in may. it is people who are trying to find jobs i would be more concerned about. >> not to mention the new debt ceiling deal is said to cut hundreds of government programs including the defe
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Nov 11, 2012 11:35pm EST
trail thopets have tax cuts making less than $250,000 and you have john boehner saying somewhat saying we don't want to have any tax increases at all. so the pressure is on republicans to budge somewhat and you're going to see the question over the next couple of weeks is how do you see what form does that take. >> what other lessons or headlines do you think we got out of this year's election? >> the next washington you see is going to look a lot like the last washington you saw. you're going to have a democratic white house a democratic senate and republican house. so the question is how much more gridlock are we likely to see? you're probably going to see more gridlock in washington but voters may say we're sick and tired >> and i guess it's kind of appropriate that the new bond film came out this past weekend because the nation's top spy went down as a result of an affair. david petraeus. does it seem as if we have just gotten to the surface of this scandal here? >> there's so many unanswered questions as relates to david petraeus?
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
. twist in the scandal has put a harsh light on another four-star general, john allen. he is being investigated 20,000-30,000 e- himself and jill kelley. those on capitol hill are attempting to stay on task. not have any reason to think there are any national issues. >> the attack on benghazi has taken a back seat. petraeus may still find himself facing the senate intelligence committee. of has a great deal we need it.that >> the generals' confirmation hearings were set for thursday are now on hold. joe kelly has lawyer up. has hired the same man who represented president clinton edwards. >> tomorrow night in debt as a dates in the efforts to prevent the federal government going over the fiscal cliff. president obama will meet with at the whiteers house. labor union leaders met with the president today. tomorrow, we expect to learn nancy pelosi will leadership.e party she had saw to become speaker of e again but the controls failed to win of the house. it is a safety alert after a of men go on a brazen crime spree. we speak exclusively with the victim. >> monica was the first. >> m
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Nov 15, 2012 2:35am EST
the looming budget crisis in washington. house speaker john boehner says republicans want to cooperate but not by raising taxes. >> here we go again. president obama addressed the crisis rather and other challenges he faces in his first post-victory news conference. abc's karen travers is joining us from washington with more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. white house officials say they were expecting the president to get tough questions and yesterday he got them on a wide range of issues. in his first press conference in eight months, president obama said the american people knew what they were getting when they re-elected him. and his takeaway from last week's results -- >> i have got a mandate to help middle-class families. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff and mandatory spending cuts and tax increases is looming at the end of the year. >> i want a big deal. i want a comprehensive deal. >> reporter: the preside reiterated he is not backing down from the campaign pledge. >> a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. they'll st
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am EST
. -- the sergeant was taken to the hospital. what's not for the latest in a scandal involving david petraeus. john alen says he will cooperate. the fbi looks through documents taken from the home, the president answered questions about a possible security breach. >> i have no evidence that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had a negative impact on the national security. >>david petraeus is breaking his silence on friday. it is about the deadly attack enter libya. they will hold a closed-door briefing on the september 11 attack. it killed chris stevens and three other americans. counter-terrorism officials are expected to testify there. turning to business news, at it is time for starbucks as the country expands. -- the company expands. >> we do get a ton of quarterly reports today from the retail industry including wal-mart and target. we have reports on inflation as well as jobless claims. take a look at this. check out facebook. 12.5%. that results and shares typically falling. shares rose on optimism the company will boost its ratted -- ad revenue. starbucks is grow
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
victim to seeds. john gonzalez explains. >> this 36-year-old has lived here more than a year. he came home to this, finding all of his belongings out on the street. >> it clearly says november 19, 2012, trial date. he has been the victim, but he does not understand -- evicted but does not understand why. he admits he was laid on his rent, but records show he paid all of it except $30 in late fees he was to appear in court next week, but then came this. >> they got somebody to read it before the $38. >> he says most of his belongings including three flat screen televisions and a couple of laptops were stolen. he chased this man after rummaging through his staff. >> my baby's crib, her stroller, everything was gone. >> the manager at the apartment complex did not talk on camera, but say procedures are always followed and they say they will research this case more carefully. >> i cannot do anything. >> under rent laws, four days after judgment, that is when the eviction process can begin in the sheriff's office is contacted. not only was he kicked out, but his locks were changed. >> than
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Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
: but yesterday, republican house speaker john boehner told diane sawyer that was a nonstarter. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear -- >> the wealthier americans pitch in. >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: still, today, the president said the debate had been settled, with his victory tuesday night. >> this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again. and on tuesday night, we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> reporter: and he threw down the gauntlet, saying everyone agrees on keeping the middle class tax cuts for those who make under $200,000 a year. so, he say, congress should act on that now. >> and i've got the pen ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. i'm ready to do it. >> reporter: and diane, president obama heads to asia next week. before he leaves, he is calling for a meeting of the top house and senate democrat and republican leaders to at least begin to try to find a compromise
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
to john. >> i do not think i'm a hero. >> 27-year-old marine sergeant peck suffered a head injury after an explosion in iraq only to return to the battlefield in afghanistan where another blast took his arms and legs. the true heroes, he says, are the ones who did not come home. >> they are gone and they will never come back. they will never see, feel here this ever again. >> the totals to terrace condition is providing the john -- utunnels to twoers foundation has provided a new smart home with lowered counter heights and smart features. the thermostat, cameras, and these can be controlled by an ipad or iphone anywhere in the country. >> he's an inspiration to each of us. >> we wish you the best. >> lisa is broad but not surprised. >> this is the way i raised him. >> he is forever grateful for the gifts he had been given. >> i do not think this could top it. >> others are grateful for him. in fredericksburg, jeff goldberg, abc 7 news. >> we're so lucky to have people like him service. the heartwarming birthday surprise in wichita kan. navy reservist came home dressed up as darth vader
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Nov 12, 2012 6:30pm EST
. abc's john slefchriffen has mor. >> reporter: the explosion was so intense, now it looks like a tornado tore through this indianapolis community. for dozens of families, the cruel reality of saturday night's blast is just starting to set in. >> all of a sudden, the house shook, things fell. we ran outside and we just see the whole house, i mean, it was like, four, five houses down from us and it was in flames. >> reporter: federal authorities are now teaming up with local agencies to figure out how this happened. >> we're looking at everything. all causes, all possibilities. >> reporter: authorities say at this point, nothing has been ruled out. yet the mayor of indianapolis says it was not caused by a bomb or an exploding methamphetamine lab. law enforcement sources tell abc news the leading theory, that it was caused by a gas explosion. >> it's too early to speculate. >> reporter: investigators believe it could take weeks before they know what triggered the mysterious blast that caused so much damage. john schriffen, abc news, indianapolis. >>> and we take you next from indi
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am EST
a piece order at the home when john gonzales near the scene. >> the deputy arrived near the riverdale neighborhood at 7:30 in the evening. the woman who lived behind here witnessed the sun's death. >> the sometimes dangerous task of prove to be just thatriverdale. one of the deputies was serving a protective order when things turn for the worse. initially the deputy was invited in by a woman at the home. the officer was there to deliver the peace order to the sun. he stepped out of the room with a gun. the deputy fired one shot killing the man. >> it is frightening to know that somebody died here on our street. >> it is to early to know the nature of the dispute but we know sometimes members of law enforcement's in the middle. >> i am very concerned for all of them. >> we understand the mother was not harmed. police in investigate, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave. >> is sergeant recovering after a crash of enter southeast. he was responding to a burglary in process when he collided with the suspect pose a car. three suspects were arrested. >> new developments surrou
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00am EST
is your name? >> john. >> where are you from? >> buffalo, new york. >> john, are you stupid? >> jimmy: is john stupid? everyone says no. okay. >> no, not at all. >> what makes you not stupid? >> book smarts. >> what sort of books do you read? >>. >> jimmy: those do make you smart. all right. >> recent study came out saying that human beings aren't as intelligent as they once were. may i ask you a question? are you stupid? >> jimmy: very interesting. all right. let's, everyone says yes. >> i am not stupid. i'm very intelligent. >> can you prove it? >> ah -- sure, shoot. ask me a question. >> are you stupid? >> no, i'm not stupid. >> jimmy: all right, we have another. >> are you stupid? >> jimmy: wait a minute. pretty sure that's -- i'm pretty sure that's casey abrams from "american idol." yes? let's see what he says. >> yeah, i think so. i think everything is -- there's a lot of things in the world that make you stupid, you know, like, internet and tv and things. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i think we found him on the internet and tv, didn't we? all right. >> what is your name? >> thomas. >
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
he called a key congressional leaders including house speaker john boehner. >> what we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a downpayment on major solutions and actions in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> the problem is the massive military cuts and tax hikes that could hit the middle class come january if congress does not come up with a plan. poised to get hit the hardest the d.c. area, where 65,000 government contracting jobs are on the line. >> it will affect my job and business. >> autria godfrey, abc 7 news. >> former congresswoman and gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly will confront the man who shot her. they will be in the court room when he is sentenced this thursday. as part of a plea deal, he will receive life in prison but will not face death row. she was shot in the head. six others were killed by last aired during the shooting back in january of last year. >> we have an alert that women and children need to see in fairfax county. >> find out how 17-year-old female was attacked -- fended off an attack at a bathroom and side of a li
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